The Homemade Music Movement has grown from the roots of the Mail Art Movement, and in order to pay due respect and acknowledge these origins, I propose an international EMAIL audio art project in which contributors will send to me a one-minute miniature audio work in mp3 format (plus visual works if desired) attached to an email. These works will be published together in volumes online.
This is Volume 10 of the International Email Audio Art Project (a HalTapes label release), consisting of 60 contributions, by these artists:
01) José L. Oliva Benedé
02) Chuse Fernandez
Weird City Sounds
03) Gushing Cloud
Noo. Noo. Namana Mooo-mama Noo.
04) Zreen Toyz
Dark Zone In My House
06) Jeremy Gluck and Robert Brokenmouth are Our Dictator
UK and Australia
07) Herr Penschuck & Jaan Patterson
08) Anton Mobin & Hal McGee
09) Pregnant Spore
Crustlike, Leaflike, Branching Growth
21) Mat Gabo, Benoit Hixe, Anton Mobin & Julio Lloco
Lost/ geographonie plan3
22) The Implicit Order/Hal McGee
23) Christopher Costabile
24) Antonio Sambi Mendoza
25) Jesus Laguna
26) lavas magmas
27) Anton Mobin, Kx-second lost puppy revolte, Carlos Ramirez, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Murmurists, Otto von Rhinau, Planetaldol, Jaan Patterson, Patrizio Pica, Ayato, Maurice Charles JJ, Ian Linter, Rohypnoise
France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, UK, USA
The Three Laws
29) One Infinite Loop
31) Urdwyg The Golderr AKA Filthy Turd
my hand was a gnarled mystery
32) Reve Steich
Traveling with 18 eyes
33) Hed Zeppelin
Adrian Beentjes, David Cunliffe, Anthony Donovan, Susanne Hafenscher, Colin Johnco, Anton Mobin, Neil Packer, Jaan Patterson, Hopek Quirin and Bryan Lewis Saunders
34) Lord Litter & Charles Rice Goff III
In The Light
51) Timur Dzhafarov
World Domination Enterprises
52) Hopek Quirin
Unit in Distress
53) Jochen Arbeit/Hopek Quirin
Auf der Alm
54) Der Domestizierte Mensch
55) Luther Blissett
56) Keahota hota / Vziel Projet
Lying in Wait
57) Le Scrambled Debutante vs. Hal McGee vs. PBK
No. 8 (Burp)...
58) David Wampole and Dave Fuglewicz
59) Tree and Travis Johnson
Side Long (remix by Travis Johnson)
60) To-Bo, Das Gonob Quasiforma
You can download all of the titles at once in a zip file. In the upper left corner of the page there is a link that says VBR Zip. Click on that link and you can download the entire compilation to your computer.
You can listen in streaming audio and download Volume 1 of the International Email Audio Art Project here:
You can listen to and download Volume 2 here:
You can listen to and download Volume 3 here:
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Open call to contribute. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in the International Email Audio Art Project.
send an email to email@example.com
with the subject Email Audio Art Project
attach to the email one mp3 file of a one-minute (60 seconds exactly) audio work
in the email state this information:
Name of the artist
Title of the audio work
Contact address (email address or website). This address will be published.
Audio works longer than one minute (60 seconds exactly) or less than 30 seconds (a half minute) will be rejected.
Audio works must be in mp3 format. All other formats will be rejected.
Send only one audio work. If you send more than one with an email all of your recordings will be rejected.
mp3s should be of the highest quality possible. 44.1 kHz, 320 kbps mp3 recommended.
Visual artworks are also being accepted. Visual art must be in jpeg format, and must not exceed 500 KB in size. All formats other than jpeg will be rejected. Send only one visual artwork.
Any and all styles, themes and content will be accepted.
These themes, styles, ideas and keywords are suggested and encouraged: mail art, postal art, correspondence art, collaboration, collage, chance process, DIY, homemade music, experimental music, electronic music, noise, field recordings, cut-ups, lo-fi, lo-tech, circuit bending, hacking, punk folk, compilation, anarcho-libertarianism, Samizdat, art of the everyday, fluxus, spoken word, spontaneous poetics, guerilla and street music, uncovering the latent potentials of the Internet for networking, cultural inclusivity and openness and interactivity.
All audio and visual artworks will be published exclusively online at the Internet Archive. As soon as I receive 60 minutes of audio material I will create a special page on the Internet Archive and will publish a volume of the project. Audio and visual works will be added to the project volumes in the order that they are received. Each time that I collect 60 minutes of audio I will publish a new volume.
ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL EMAIL AUDIO ART PROJECT!
please collaborate with a new contact from the project for a future compilation volume!
Individuals are allowed to contribute one solo track OR one track by one of their usual groups on each volume of the project. Contributors are encouraged to make contact with other project participants. Individuals are now allowed to contribute an unlimited number of collaboration tracks with other project participants per volume. Each collab track should be with a different collaborator or set of collaborators!
This project will terminate on April 1, 2011. No contributions will be accepted after that date.
This project was created and is curated by Hal McGee: It is my fondest hope that this project will promote contact, networking, exchange of sounds and ideas among audio artists all over Planet Earth.